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Listening for a Cause to Feature Top Entertainment to Support MCC Students

[Thursday, September 13, 2018]

     

The Belvederes rock group

The Friends of MCC Foundation will host Listening for a Cause, a fundraiser featuring high-energy top entertainment from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at the Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The headliner band is the Belvederes, a highly acclaimed rock group from Bartlett featuring rock and roll, power-pop, roots/Americana R&B and garage-soul.  Full of high energy, the group plays something for everyone and have received rave reviews.  

Opening for the Belvederes will be McHenry County favorite, Big Fish, serving up a fine variety of tunes, ranging from swing and the old standards to folk, bluegrass and acoustic blues. 

Sponsored by the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation, this is the fourth in a series of Listening for a Cause events that aim to support the MCC Student Success Fund (SSF). This important fund provides students with immediate financial support for expenses related to an unexpected unique emergency that places their continued education at risk. Emergencies may include an accident, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing.

The Student Success Fund is a program that is sustained by continual contributions from students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College.

Some attendees from previous Listening for a Cause events praised the music and the venue, including Marianne Devenny of Woodstock, who said, “We were just going to come for a half hour, but stayed for several hours because the music was so great and the atmosphere was so fun.”

“What great music and a great event space for a great cause,” said Suzanne Hoban, MPH, executive director of Family Health Partnership Clinic. “It’s a perfect way to spend a Friday evening.”

Pat Kallaus of Crystal Lake agreed, saying the bands were energizing.

“We attended Listening for a Cause in June. We enjoyed the band, Player Three and then the Belvederes took the stage—a dynamic young group of extremely talented musicians with a ridiculous amount of soul. I instantly had happy feet and couldn’t stop dancing.”

Admission is free, and cash bar and delicious snacks are available. Donations are welcome to benefit the Student Success Fund at MCC.  Listening for a Cause is sponsored by Chris’s Auto Repair and Specialty Shop.

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